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Monday, February 14, 2011

Tween Room: Bedding on a Budget!

So here's the before (again) of my tween's bedding. I know it's hard to see with all the "accessories" she had laying around- but you get the jist of the design. We found the bright striped sheets and duvet set on clearance at Target- Not a bad deal since we've had it for five years and it cost less than $50, but I love the new set. So here's the after...

The sheets (which you probably can only see a tiny bit of the pillowcase) are a black on black stripe (hence the reason I loved that the chandelier cord was striped) The sheets were the most expensive item in the room- because I refuse to buy them used. I paid $50. However, the bedding was a $10 find at a garage sale. Before you say "Gross! Who buys bedding at a yard sale?" Let me tell you- they were new. Ten bucks for a new queen sized quilt and two shams. The feather pillows were also new (same garage sale) and were just $2.00 each! I love the way it all turned out (not that the bed gets made any more often- but when it's made it looks great) The lamp on the side table was also a garage sale find. The base was $2.00 and the shade was actually from a different garage sale and was part of a $10 lamp. I've got another 3 or 4 projects to share in this room- Can't wait to see what you think. Stay tuned. Love, Kelly.

To see more before's, the wall treatment and chandelier go here and here.


  1. Love all the detailing. The furniture is gorgeous! What a lucky tween :)

  2. I LOVE it. Black is one of my favorite colors.
    I adore her bed.

    I buy all my sheets & pillow cases at thrift stores. I look them over with a fine tooth comb as they say. Check the corners on the fitted sheets for the elastic tightness. I bleach the dickens out of them on two wash cycles.
    I LOVE did I say LOVE, vintage sheets and pillowcases. Plus the sheets and cases are much softer than new sheets and no ironing (can I hear an AMEN?)
    I can pick them up at my fave thriftshop for .50 a case and 1.50 a sheet. I've never found a nice vintage sheet or case at Goodwill as of yet.
    LOVE your daughters room. I had to laugh when you mentioned her accessories in the room. My 19 yr old as accessories just the same ;-)

  3. It looks beautiful and so sophisticated!

  4. LUV IT!! and it really is a big tease as i'm dying to see the rest of the room!! nice job!

  5. Thanks for the information on topics.I was excited by this article.

  6. love it all design i was search to new design of this furniture ,, rally a nice blog and

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